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definition of the word petard

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Latin; pedere "to break wind" via Middle French; from peter "to break wind" from pet "expulsion of intestinal gas"

Singular
petard

Plural
petards

petard (plural petards)

  1. A hat shaped explosive device, now rarely used.
  2. Anything potentially explosive in a non-literal sense
    For tis the sport to haue the enginer / Hoist with his owne petar - Hamlet, Shakespeare
  3. A loud firecracker.

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